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Capetown, South Africa is the perfect family destination packed full of adventures, scenery, and cultural experiences the whole family will enjoy!
You know when you don't do something right away, it often gets put on the back burner. That's exactly what happened with my week #2 South Africa post! But, finally it is here and I am getting excited all over again to share our summer adventure with you! It was the most amazing experience for our whole family. One we will never forget. Week #1 was our South African Safari at Zulu Nyala Resort. You can read all about the safari portion of our trip to South Africa, HERE.
After leaving Zulu Nyala, we headed to Capetown, South Africa for the next leg of the trip. If you aren't familiar with Capetown, it sits in the southernmost point of Africa with stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean and Table Mountain.
Capetown is a thriving city with much to do and see.
Must See Spots around Capetown, South Africa
The Victorian Waterfront has stunning views of Table Mountain, shopping, and dining all along the harbor. It has a large Ferris wheel which was one of the first things my kids wanted to do. While there, we went the Two Oceans Aquarium.
District 6 Museum~ This small museum is a reminder of the struggles the country and its people have undergone. The District 6 community was established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborers and immigrants who were then forcefully removed due to apartheid. The museum honors the experience of this community of people.
Table mountain~ Take a cable car up to the top of the mountain to see sweeping views of the ocean, city, and surrounding mountains. Gorgeous!!
Cape Agulas~ This is the point that marks the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. You can take a picture beside the monument, one person on the Indian Ocean side and one person on the Atlantic Ocean side,
Hermanus Beach~ This is the spot to see the penguins. They have a boardwalk where you can follow the path and capture stunning photos of the penguins and the ocean front.
Vineyards~ Capetown is known for its wine! We visited a vineyard, had lunch, and enjoyed a wine tasting.
Ostrich Farm~ It sounds like an unusual place to visit, but this was so fun! We got to tour the farm, feed the ostriches, sit on one and then had lunch on the beautiful grounds. I actually tried ostrich and it was surprisingly good. Tasted a little like mild beef.
Bo-Kaap~ It's a neighborhood of colorful houses situated on the slopes of the mountain.
We loved our trip so much and I only hope that someday I can visit again. Definitely, put it on your bucket list if it's not already on there!